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23 July 2014

Oso landslide: the last set of remains been recovered and a new report has been released

Two key events happened yesterday in relation to the Oso landslide in Washington State – the remains of the last victim were recovered and a new report analysing the landslide was released.

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22 July 2014

Erzurum: a landslide destroys an almost new ski jump facility in Turkey

Last Tuesday a landslide destroyed a 20 million Euro ski jumping facility in Erzurum, Turkey. The collapse was in part caught on a video

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10 July 2014

Shawa mudslide: first pictures of another mining-related landslide?

Xinhua and other agencies have released images of the Shawa mudslide, Yunnan Province, which killed 17 people. It appears to be another mining-related slide.

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9 July 2014

Shawa village: a significant mudslide in China

A mudslide in Shawa Village in Fugong County, Yunnan Province in China may mark the beginning of the unusually late landslide season across Asia

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7 July 2014

Oso landslide: continued small-scale activity

A new video has been released of small toppling failures on the rear scarp of the Oso landslide in Washington State

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1 July 2014

Zhaotong City: a new landslide video

A good video has been released of a landslide in Zhaotong City, China on Saturday

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20 June 2014

Monsoon 2014: late but starting to have an impact (including two good new landslide videos)

Monsoon 2014 in South Asia is late this year, but the 16 landslide deaths overnight in Nepal suggest that it is now having an impact.

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19 June 2014

The Devdoraki landslide: a new set of high quality images

Amazing new images have been made available of the Devdoraki landslide, which affected the Dariali Valley in Georgia a month ago

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17 June 2014

World Cup 2014: a landslide affects the city of Natal in Brazil

Whilst World Cup 2014 is ongoing in Brazil, a large landslide struck the host city of Natal on Friday, destroying 15 homes

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10 June 2014

Ferebee Glacier: another rock avalanche in Alaska

Pilot Drake Olson has identified another rock avalanche in Alaska, this time on the upper reaches of the Ferebee Glacier

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9 June 2014

Litochovice: an interesting highway landslide in the Czech Republic

A landslide in June last year at Litochovice in the Czech Republic has delayed the opening of a new motorway indefinitely

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4 June 2014

The sad tale of Maggie the Kakapo, the victim of a landslide

On Codfish island in New Zealand a rare Kakapo, known as Maggie, has been killed by a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall

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28 May 2014

Grand Mesa: an unusually large and mobile mudslide

The Grand Mesa mudslide in Mesa County, Colorado at the weekend was an unusually mobile rotational landslide / mudflow event that killed three people

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20 May 2014

Dariali Valley landslide: images of the failure

New images have emerged of the Dariali Valley landslide in Georgia on Saturday. It appears that this was a long runout debris flow that started with a slope failure beneath a glacier

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14 May 2014

The Tumbi Quarry landslide – a new documentary

A new article and accompanying video have been released highlighting the injustice of the 2012 Tumbi Quarry landslide in Papua New Guinea

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6 May 2014

New photos of the Ab Barak landslide in Afghanistan

New aerial and ground images of the Ab Barak landslide in Afghanistan are now available. The flow-type movement of the landslide is clearly visible

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5 May 2014

The Ab Barak landslide in Afghanistan – a foreseeable event?

As better information emerges about the Ab Barak landslide in Afghanistan on Friday, it has become clear that the event was foreseeable with a simple study

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3 May 2014

Badakhshan landslide in Afghanistan – a loess failure?

Images are emerging of the Badakhshan landslide in Afghanistan yesterday,which has killed over 350 people. It seems likely that this is a landslide in loess

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2 May 2014

Baltimore retaining wall collapse – the remarkable video

The collapse of a retaining wall in heavy rainfall in Baltimore was captured on video, which shows the progressive development of the failure

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30 April 2014

The Seti River landslide disaster in Nepal: two years on

The Seti River disaster in May 2012 was caused by a large rock slope collapse from the Annapurna massif. What have we learnt since the initial analyses on this blog?

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